Sunday, July 8, 2018

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY


I will be spending time with my family today.  Gregg, my son and daughter-in-law are taking me out for a birthday meal.  Today I turned 68 years of age.  Sometimes I wonder where all the time has flown, and occasionally when thinking of what has gone on before, I find myself away with the fairies.  

I love this expression, it makes me smile when I hear it.  I have a Scottish friend who introduced me to the saying.  It is used to describe one who is in a daydream, to be in one's own world, deep in thought, staring into space while not staring at anything in particular. I suppose on occasion we've all been 'away with the fairies'. 

My photo was taken in the Fairy Garden at Meadowlark Gardens.  



40 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to you.
    'Off with the fairies' (or sometimes the pixies) was a common expression when I was growing up.

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    1. Thank you EC, I never came across it before my friend came out with it one day. I adopted the expression :)

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  2. Happy birthday, young lady, and enjoy your day.

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    1. Too kind Valerie and thank you. You have a great day :)

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  3. Happy
    Birthday, enjoy your family time.. I have been away with the fairies many times in my life and a lot more now that I am older.. but the saying is new to me, I thought I was 'daydreamin'.... hurry up and catch up with me in the age thing.

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    1. Hi Sandra, thank you! Always said we were kindred spirits :) and I'm doing my best, ha!

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  4. Have a very happy birthday Denise

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    1. Hey there, lovely to see you here and thank you. Still think of our evening down at the pub. A great memory :)

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  5. Hello, Happy Birthday Denise! Away with the fairies is a cute saying. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and have a great day also.

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  6. Your forever young spirit shows through in the saying you’ve chosen for your special day. Life without the whimsy would be rather dull. Happy Birthday, Denise! It’s amazing how quickly time flies.

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    1. Thank you Penelope, I have always believed we adults need to keep some of our inner child.

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  7. Happy birthday. I hope there are many more. It's okay to be away with the fairies.

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  8. Happiest of birthdays Denise!!!

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  9. Happy, Happy Birthday Denise!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! I love your fairy garden picture! It has everything, even an owl and a squirrel. We are almost the same age, I am one year older than you. That makes you born in 1950? I have never heard of this saying, and now I love it. I hope you post pictures of your fun day.

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    1. Thank you Ginny :) I will have a few photos of the day :)))

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  10. Many many more such happy days Dear ๐ŸŒบ

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  11. Sincere wishes of happiness, good health, and joy.

    God bless you.

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    1. Thank you Victor, I appreciate that :)

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  12. Happy Birthday Denise... a lovely way to celebrate with your family. saying a I find myself 'away with the fairies' every so often (the trick is remembering to come back eventually!)

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    1. Hi Sallie, thank you and very true ;)

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  13. Happy birthday! And never stop dreaming.

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    1. Thank you Linda and great advice :)

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  14. Hope you had a wonderful and very happy ๐ŸŽ‚ birthday celebration, Denise. And age is just a number and since its inevitable, enjoying it is best and you surely do that๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Had a great time thank you Dorothy. Never did have a problem with getting a year older :) Except maybe when I creek in the morning, lol!

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  15. i missed a few days so i get to wish you a happy birthday twice!! i adore anything fairy related!!

    isn't it wonderful to grow "older"!! you get to do all the things you did not have time for when you were younger!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, yes it is, it has its perks :) and thank you for the birthday wishes.

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  16. Hi Denise,
    So sorry to have missed this post, I hope you had a wonderful family birthday.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thank you John, it was lovely. All the best to you too :)

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  17. The happiest of birthday wishes to you …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, and the same to you :)

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